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Google location data turns innocent cyclist into burglary suspect

Google location data turns innocent cyclist into burglary suspect

As per reports, police inadvertently made a suspect of an innocent cyclist in Florida after use of a geofence warrant (which permits the collection of all location data around the scene of a crime) to look for leads in a March 2019 burglary. Florida resident Zachary McCoy had been using RunKeeper to track his biking, and had passed by the victim’s house three times in the space of an hour.

pennydreadful
pennydreadful
Skeptic
Skeptic 6 months

Corporate and police use of tracking data should be constrained.

npc8472
npc8472 6 months

Violation of his 4th as far as I'm concerned.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 6 months

Wait, you mean it's wrong to access your data without a warrant? That said, most of us willing hand over our information to get things we want. It usually starts with "We care about your privacy..." by which they mean they intend to make sure you don't have any.

Jack
Jack 6 months

Data Gestapo

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez 6 months

Question: does the penalty for causing a false arrest include a swift kick in the ass?

mcpimpen
mcpimpen 6 months

This is the definition of Fascism.

White mana matters
White mana matters 6 months

If cops can access my Google location info without a warrant : why can't 100,000 people petition to get info on publicly funded location info on pedophile rings?

Scruffy Stoat
Scruffy Stoat 6 months

and Trump is continuing the policy of turning 2nd amendment defenders into felons for pursuing happiness by consuming a naturally occurring flower while defending their home with a gun. In other words, if Republicans don't give a shit about the constitution, why would you expect a radically far left Corporation to?

Dace
Dace 6 months

Easy mistake for police to make, this is Florida Man we're talking about.

The Dragon
The Dragon 6 months

Violation of his 4th and he's probably just a neighbor

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